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Guy Fieri, Anthony Melchiorri spin-off series on the way

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned cable nets Food Network and Travel Channel have expanded Guy's Grocery Games (pictured) and Hotel Impossible franchises, respectively.
July 21, 2015

Chef Guy Fieri (pictured) and hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri’s respective reality franchises are getting bigger.

On August 23, Food Network will air a spin-off of Guy’s Grocery Games, which is now in its sixth season. The five-episode Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars will feature all-star chefs from the culinary competition squaring off in grocery-related challenges, such as the Fieri Food Pyramid.

In the fifth episode, each contestant will team up with a pro athlete to go on a shopping spree to win a cash prize for their respective charities. The series is produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television, a division of Relativity Television.

Meanwhile, the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel is expanding the Atlas Media Corp-produced hotel transformation series Hotel Impossible with two spin-offs.

Hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri will star in Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets (8 x 30 minutes) and Hotel Impossible: Showdown (8 x 60 minutes) as well as the sixth season of Hotel Impossible (13 x 60 minutes), which will premiere on September 1.

Produced by Atlas Media, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets will follow Melchiorri as he visits five-star hotels around the world, while the Loud TV-produced Hotel Impossible: Showdown is a competition series in which hoteliers compete for a $25,000 prize by staying in one another’s hotels and then rating and reviewing them.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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